*Preferred Location: London, U.K.; Open to other locations within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This role will develop, manage and drive a global Leadership & Development (L&D) strategy to strengthen people and organisational capabilities and performance. It will create a future-focused and effective global learning eco-system, which inspires and enables impactful development experiences and shifts in learning mindsets and behaviours.
The role will deliver a world-class L&D service which provides thought-leadership and cutting-edge learning tools and solutions. It will partner with and influence leaders to optimize L&D resources and integrate L&D into organisational practices to attract talent and build and sustain a skilled, vibrant and agile workforce.
Develop, manage and drive a global L&D strategy with appropriate and sustainable governance mechanisms, deliberate and systematic capability building and impact measurement, all achieved in partnership with key business and L&D leaders across WV.
Lead the growth and performance of a centralised L&D function (with formal and matrix relationships) to provide thought-leadership and a range of products and services to ensure consistent high-quality global learning solutions which meet development needs and nurture a culture of learning and performance.
Partner with and influence business leaders and other P&C stakeholders to ensure effective integration of L&D into key organisational practices, including data measurement and analytics, to optimize L&D impact and build an evidence base.
Lead or facilitate partnerships and opportunities to collaborate with external stakeholders to contribute to wider-industry better practices and to leverage learning and resources to strengthen WV L&D and promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
8-10 years of professional expertise backed up substantial experience in L&D (Training & Development), ideally in a regional or international role and within the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry.
Deep understanding of L&D and capacity building practices, challenges, trends and better-practices within the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry and in the wider L&D industry.
Strong instructional design, coaching, facilitation and training skills with evidence of effective application across international contexts and culture.
Experience in leading a learning and development function and in designing and implementing key learning and development initiatives for improved staff capacity, across a global organisation.
Experience in successfully designing and implementing strategies, initiatives, projects in complex settings and involving diverse stakeholders.
Sound understanding of contemporary practice in the specialist field of learning and development and experience in successfully implementing learning strategies in complex settings.
Expertise in specific areas of Learning & Development practice, in particular utilizing a competency based approach to staff skill building. (eg must demonstrate personal expertise in several of the following: learning strategy, needs analysis, programme design, curriculum design, instructional design, learning evaluation, e-learning, facilitation, competency design, competency assessment).
Master or Bachelor Degree in one or more of the following; Education/Professional Education and Training; HR/Human Resource Development; Organizational Development.
Experience working in the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry, including experience in field-settings.
Focus on ministry outcomes (not only on learning design and delivery).
Consulting skills, client relationship skills, customer service orientation and ministry mindset.
Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively. Capability in project managing multiple strategies across a complex organization and across multiple geographies.
The position may require the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.